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Lotus Mountain

Lotus Mountain

Tour Code : C2233
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City / Province : Guangzhou
Built in : Natural Landscape

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It has the best preserved ancient quarry site, with a history of 2000 years in China. As one of the two ancient quarries of China, Lotus Mountain Ancient Quarry features steep hillsides, strangely-shaped rocks and bizarre caves, all of which reveal the awe-invoking craftsmanship of nature.

Lotus Mountain

   Lotus Mountain is the famous scenic area in Guangdong Province. Located at the riverside of Lion River, the mouth Pearl River, , Panyu District, Lotus Mountain consists of 48 red hills and has a maximum elevation of 108 meters, covering the area of 2.54 square kilometers. On the mountain there is a Kylin Peak, and the Lotus Mountain is named after the rock which is like lotus in shape on the kylin Peak. With the reputation of Guangdong Great Wall, the Lotus Mountain is of great military importance in history.
  Scenery in Lotus Mountain Scenic Area in ancient times, Lotus Mountain is a stone quarry. After hundreds of years’ mining there form the abrupt cliffs and fancy caves which is a good combination of the unique scenery combining the natural beauty and man-made sites. The main scenic spots there are Lotus Rock , Swallow Rock , Baxian Rock, Statue of Guanyin, Guanyin One-hundred Fu GalleryRock and Stone Gallery, so on and so forth.
  The most attractive place for the tourists may be the One-hundred Fu Gallery , ancient Lotus Tower , and the Statue of Guanyin.
  There is a wall in the One-Hundred-Fu Gallery, on which there engraved one hundred Chinese characters “good fortune". Each one has different shapes, such as cursive writing, regular script and running script, etc. You can take photo with all these characters and you will be lucky and happy all the time.
  Lotus Tower stands still on the top of the main peak of Lotus Mountain. It was first built in 1612 during Ming Dynasty, with a long history of nearly 400 years. It is made of bricks and woods, with an octagon shape. There are 9 stories on the outside and 11 stories inside the tower. And the stairway is corkscrew, which will lead to the top of the tower. With the height of 50 meters, the tower is the summit of the Lotus Mountain. From ancient times to now, all the ships passing by take the tower as the navigation mark. Thus it has got the reputation of “Stele of the Capital of Guangdong.
  There is a broad road which will lead you to a stone square, in the center of which there is a Guanyin statue. It is 40.88 meters high, made of 120 ton bronze and gilded with 9 kilograms gold. It is the highest gilded bronze Guanyin Statue in the world. The statue is facing to southeast, overlooking the Lion Sea. Therefore, people also call the statue “Guanyin overlooking the sea”

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